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Step 4: Marking the 'Appearing' Point for the Cup

Next, you'll mark the point where the glass should start to "appear." This should happen a fraction of a second after the actor places his "order" for a drink. Then you'll mark a point where the glass should have fully "appeared"—this should be just before the actor picks up the glass.

Task: Add two markers to the Timeline by following these steps:

  1. Use the Zoom Slider to fill the Timeline with the clip you have just placed on the Main_Video track.
  2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, move the CTI forward a few frames at a time, until you've identified the point just after your actor places his "order" for the drink. This is the point where the cup or glass should start to appear.
  3. With the CTI in the correct position, press the asterisk (*) key on your keyboard's number pad to add a marker to the Timeline (see Figure 14).
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create a second marker three or four seconds down the Timeline, at the point at which the cup should have fully appeared. Obviously, this point should be before the actor attempts to pick up the cup!
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